Only for a short time:
The Alpina Bundle consisting of the Carapax Helmet and the Alpina Eye-5 VL+ Glasses at a lower price!
Alpina Carapax Helmet
The CARAPAX is an Enduro helmet in every way: with its stylish swept-back design, bold air vents, a height-adjustable peak, perfect adjustability and integrated fly mesh, this helmet has everything an Enduro helmet needs.
Note: Please measure the head circumference to get the right helmet size.
Alpina helmets have inner shells made of Hi-EPS (highly expanded polystyrene). This material consists of many microscopically small air chambers which effectively absorb the forces caused by an impact. Hi-EPS provides optimum protection with the benefit of allowing extra-thin walls.
This impact- and scratch-resistant polycarbonate shell is fitted to all Alpina helmets manufactured using the Inmold procedure. The blank workpieces are shaped at high temperature onto the form of the helmet design and the shells are then pressed onto the helmet‘s Hi-EPS body. The material combines a number of distinct advantages: it is impact- and scratch-resistant, it contains UV stabilisers and is anti-static.
The Inmold production process involves the polycarbonate outer shell of the helmet being heated to a high temperature and „baked“ onto the EPS helmet body at high pressure. This produces a permanent bond across the entire surface of the inner and outer shells, producing a helmet with the advantage of being very light yet extremely stable.
This manufacturing process ensures that there are no sharp edges to be found on Inmold helmets, reducing the risk of getting hurt in two ways: firstly, handling the helmet is always comfortable on the hands, and secondly, the bottom edge of the helmet will not cause scratches to the neck and shoulder areas in the event of a crash.
RUN SYSTEM ERGO PRO
The top-of-the-range model of ALPINA’s new adjustment systems for the rear of the head features two large “head rests” to the left and right of a newly-designed adjustment wheel. These two wing-shaped pads and the adjustment wheel are made of twin-component mix of plastic and rubber. Since 2014, Run System Ergo Pro has been available in colours to match the helmet.
Tried and tested countless times, this is the buckle used in all Alpina cycle helmets. It features a red push button and multi-step automatic adjustment. It can be used one-handed, so for example you can loosen the strap when riding uphill and tighten it again for the descent, and it cannot come open in the event of a crash.
A helmet can only provide proper protection if it stays securely in place in the event of an impact. The fastening that joins the two straps under the ear is critical to this. Alpina’s Y-Clip system guarantees a perfect fit down to the last millimetre, all in a matter of seconds.
As heads vary in shape they need an adjustment system that is flexible. In combination with the Run Systems, Custom Fit ensures a slip-free snug fit. The rear neck support can be adjusted to several angles of incline so that it fits snugly and without undue pressure.
The front ventilation holes have a mesh lining which effectively works as an insect screen to protect the wearer’s head from insect bites when riding in hot or humid conditions.
The padding is designed to prevent the development of bacteria and odour caused by sweat. The helmet pads have been dermatologically tested and have excellent skin compatibility. They can also be easily removed and washed at a maximum temperature of 40° C.
Alpina Eye-5 VL+ Glasses
Alpina Eye-5 VL+ sports glasses were given a „super“ rating by Bike magazine in their test (6/2014 edition). Cycling pros know what they want from modern glasses and thanks to self-tinting Varioflex + Fogstop lenses they can enjoy perfect visibility for sports and leisure.
Varioflex + Fogstop:
- Varioflex Mirror + Fogstop
- Adaptable Nosepad
- 2-Comp Design
- Optimized Airflow
- Case Inclusive
- 100% UV A-B-C protection up to 400 nm
- Hard Coating on the outside
- Antistatic fogstop coating on the inside
- Automatic adjustment of lens tinting to ambient light conditions
- Tinting range covers 3 protection levels (S1-S3)
is a lens technology which allows glasses to adapt to the weather conditions. Just as the chameleon changes to blend in with its surroundings, so these lenses adopt various tints to protect our eyes. The self-tinting photochromic lenses react to UV light, which causes chemical components within them to turn towards the source, producing a shading effect. When the UV light source diminishes, the lenses become lighter again. The process all takes place in a matter of seconds — giving you glasses that are always adjusted to match the changing light conditions.
is a coating applied to the inside of the lens. It is not smooth but rough — seen through a microscope it looks quite fissured. This makes it impossible for moisture droplets to form a covering layer, i.e. to mist up the lens, impairing visibility. This could only occur if the humidity level was such that all the fissures filled with water. But before this can happen, the stored moisture actually condenses, keeping the lens clear — no hairdryer required!
Cold-adaptable nose pads allow optimal adjustment to any nasal width and shape.
The combination of hard frame, soft arm tips and nose pads enhances the fit and comfort of the glasses.
Heavily curved lenses in combination with indirect air flow channeling assure vision that is not impaired by draft or fogging.
The tips of the arms are bendable, and can be adjusted to suit the wearer and produce a perfect fit.
This Alpina sport sunglass comes in a case. The cases for the Tri models also accommodate their changeable lenses.